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RIP Molly Ivins

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by OnTheRiver, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    <B>Syndicated columnist, noted Texas liberal Molly Ivins dies<P>
    <B>Eds: Will be led.<P>
    <B>AP Photos NY121-122, TXDAM501<P>
    <B>Associated Press Writer<P>
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Best-selling author and columnist Molly Ivins, the sharp-witted liberal who skewered the political establishment and referred to President Bush as “Shrub,” died Wednesday after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 62.
    David Pasztor, managing editor of the Texas Observer, confirmed her death.
    The writer, who made a living poking fun at Texas politicians, whether they were in her home base of Austin or the White House, revealed in early 2006 that she was being treated for breast cancer for the third time.
  2. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    You beat me by mere seconds, Riv.
    Damn. Am I out of the loop? Didn't realize she had been diagnosed (again).
    Didn't love all of her columns, but she was usually a pretty fun read.
  3. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Well that sucks. Can't say that I agreed with her much, but she made for some entertaining columns.
  4. Aw, dammit all.
    She was one of the great people in this business, and I'm proud to have hung out in Austin with her a couple of times.
  5. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    a necessary voice, silenced. RIP.
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I met her in college when she spoke at Mem Aud. The column about Shit the Dog remains one of my favorite pieces of writing all time.
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Helluva writer. Very principled. Almost never agreed with her, but very said to see this day.
  8. The woman who quit the NYT at least in part because the desk there changed "a man with a beer-gut that belonged in the Smithsonian" to "a man with a protuberant abdomen."
    Damn fine.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Really, how do you know that beer was the predominant reason for his significant belly?

    Protuberant abdomen is just as descriptive and is safer unless the writer can produce the man's lifetime caloric intake.

    RIP, Molly. Keep fighting the good fight.
  10. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    If you find a link, let me know ... I'd love to read it.
  11. I am so hoping the sarcasm font failed.
  12. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    I'm pretty sure it did.
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